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Can the democratic republic of photography be glimpsed on the horizon?

April 21, 2007

By Charlie Devereux, liveblogging from the Democratic Image symposium

The title of this blog is a quote by John Perivolaris, who opened today’s symposium by throwing some questions to the audience.

Most important of all, considering the title of the conference, he asked that we consider how we define democracy.

“Democracy is a word much bandied about,” he said.

Here’s Wikipedia’s definition of democracy:

“While the term democracy is typically used in the context of a political state, the principles are also applicable to other groups and organizations.”

I think that if this discussion is going to take off we will have to arrive at some kind of definition for democracy.

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2 comments

  1. In response to that definition lets not forget that ‘democracy’ is one of george bush’s favourite words…


  2. Indeed, have a look at my introduction to this blog



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